“Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. Your springs will gush forth in streams in the public squares.” (Mishlei 5:15-16)
According to tradition, when the Ba’al Shem Tov, the founder of the Hassidic movement, asked the Messiah when he would arrive to redeem the Jewish people, the answer he received was “When your wellsprings will gush forth.” This is how Hasidism expresses the immense importance of spreading Torah and knowledge throughout the world. While the world of academic higher education locked knowledge in the “Ivory Tower,” and the sages of the Torah world often kept it ensconced in the study halls of the yeshiva, the call to repair the world – to look forward to redemption and the coming of the Messiah – required a new direction. The vision of Israel’s prophets always contains the hope that at the end of days: “the land shall be filled with devotion to God as water covers the sea” (Isaiah 11:9).
Herzog College’s School of Continuing Education offers a variety of individual classes, evening classes and beit midrash programs. Courses can be audited, taken towards a certificate, or as part of one of our master’s degree programs.
The classes are delivered by top Herzog College faculty members using advanced, modern teaching methods and tools developed for training the Israel’s next generation of educators.
This year Herzog College has expanded its offerings to include a number of English language courses. Our popular Monday morning Boker Limud program now includes English language courses in Tanakh and Jewish Thought. The 12-session Text & Textile course exploring the ties of text and textile through literature is also now available in English as well.
These courses in English are in addition to a very diverse program in Hebrew.
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